Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15581 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.6.3
  • Total Downloads:
    46,136,258
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 02, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    37.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    61,703
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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No longer a fledgling upstart, Firefox is the gold standard of alternatives to the still-dominant Internet Explorer. Firefox 3.6 is full-featured, lightning fast, and secure. Its killer selection of add-ons remains strong, with built-in support for the next generation of themes, called Personas, plus the latest update makes version 3.6 about 20 percent faster than version 3.5. However, competition is strong and it can no longer be said that Firefox is the fastest browser available.

Several notable improvements in the latest revamp keep Firefox abreast of current browsing tech. In addition to the aforementioned improvements made to the TraceMonkey JavaScript engine so that it renders Web applications faster, there have also been other significant under-the-hood changes. These include: blocking third-party software from encroaching on Firefox's file system turf to increase stability; support for the Web Open Font Format, which means many non-English browser users should have a faster time loading Web pages with downloadable fonts; and support for the File interface, which can help with tasks such as uploading multiple photos and is part of the draft HTML5-standard effort. HTML5 support debuted in Firefox 3.5. Another deeper change to the browser is that it is now running scripts asynchronously, which can help to load a Web page faster by putting off some work until the high-priority chores are complete. Firefox 3.6 also isolates out-of-date plug-ins so they do not become a security risk.

Unlike Firefox 3.5, which was more about keeping the browser current rather than blazing new trails, Firefox 3.6 is once again on the warpath. Upgrading is highly recommended.

 
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 187 votes

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    • 1 star 14
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2 stars

"Not one of mozillas best."

June 30, 2010  |  By frank-turner

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3

Pros

Nothing much compared with the previous versions.

Cons

Installed on friends PC, was not a great success. Not reliable, seems to freeze at times, slow. Uninstalled and replaced.

Summary

I would not install this browser on my PC, slow and unreliable.

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1 stars

"Hang, Crash, Slow, Not recommended"

June 22, 2010  |  By Billwiew

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3

Pros

There is none!

Cons

slow; constantly hang; after exit it locked itself in memory ? have to use task manager to manually to terminated the program; constantly run update add-on ? Some add-on and plug-in doesnt work, restart couple times for add-on and plug-in to work ?

Summary

Not recommended !

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3 stars

"Sorry just didn't like it!"

June 21, 2010  |  By Kenalen

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3

Pros

great add ons

Cons

My biggest compliant was that it kept freezing in me, especially if I had too many tabs opened.
It was also extremely slow, way to slow!

Summary

I am not a huge fan of Internet Explore 8, but I keep going back to it. I've used older versions of FF and enjoyed my time working with it, but this version makes I.E. look great. Time to go back to the drawing board folks.

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4 stars

"No1 but there are a few problems..."

June 21, 2010  |  By cnetprofessionalUPDATED

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3

Pros

1) Personas, themes, add ons (a whole variety at the mozilla customization site)
2)Speed: speed has definitely been an issue in most of the previous versions, however, comparatively this version is much faster.
3) Much better looking GUI due to 1)

Cons

1) now there is a question of reliability in firefox. The first few launches after installation may seem flawless, but as time progresses you'll probably notice the browser being very temperamental on startup. Continued below...

Summary

However there have so far been no instances of the browser suddenly crashing during use: and manly of the problems actually tend to be from the long wait on startup- some which can drag on for a good five minutes or so - and in some instances not opening at all. However keep in mind that double clicking once is sufficient (twice at the very maximum), since sometimes the browser actually does open in due course with about a hundred windows.
SOLUTION:
Some may think that it is a waste of time to wait a while for the tediously long startup time, and switch to another browser, however in my experience with firefox was that it seemed to fuction better: more so open quicker if you actually opened some other mozilla product (e.g sea monkey-i have used this and seen this).
EXAMPLE
If you want to open firefox, and it always takes a long time follow these steps to see whether it helps;
- double click on firefox
- while waiting for it to open double click on preferably sea monkey
- sea monkey will usually open first and firefox will follow immediately after (on most occations)
thereby reducing the waiting time for the browser to open. It may require you to download another product (sea monkey) but this can be made use of too - whilst allowing you to reduce waiting time.
Hope this helps
cnetprofessional

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3 stars

"Ok browser"

June 20, 2010  |  By justice99

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3

Pros

It is stable most of the time

Cons

takes too much memory.

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3 stars

"I don't use it much anymore."

June 20, 2010  |  By scott482002

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3

Pros

It's worlds better than "Internet Exploder" but, now it's only a browser that I use when I can't use Google Chrome.

Cons

I don't use it enough to have any gripes. It is a little too "busy" after being spoiled by Google Chrome.

Summary

I was using Firefox since it's inception until I got a new computer with Windows 7. My computer store suggested I try Google Chrome, which I had tried in the past but didn't like it. Now I use nothing else except when I run into sites that won't interface, then I will use Firefox.

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3 stars

"Working better with Windows 7 / had deleted from system"

June 19, 2010  |  By tcatbrunk

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3

Pros

So far Working well with Windows 7

Cons

To soon to comment

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5 stars

"No need to even read... It's The Best Browser PERIOD!"

June 19, 2010  |  By brhokla

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3

Pros

Very easy, user friendly, does all weel. so many good plugins.... A must is AdBlock Plus. This is the best browser I have used and I've used them all.

Cons

There are no cons. It is very polished and does well in all areas. Nothing to not like about it.

Summary

Firefox is hands down the best web browser available. Some are close like Opera but overall, you cannot beat the Fox!

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3 stars

"Like but not fast enough, some crashes"

June 18, 2010  |  By carenelouise

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3

Pros

Safety is good.

Cons

Lacks speed, some visuals, and I had crashes on occasions.

Summary

Stayed with Fire Fox at least three years so they are good however I felt that it slowed me down.

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2 stars

"The End Of An Era..."

June 17, 2010  |  By KevMaverick

 |  Version: Mozilla Firefox 3.6.3

Pros

Tons of great addons
Secure

Cons

Speed, speed, and speed! Previous version were superb, but since v3.5 it's just got slower and slower.

Summary

It's sad for me to admit that I've lost patience with Firefox. It's always been my first choice browser for many, many years, but I feel really let down by it just lately.

Yes, I've tried searching for solutions to the problems (as have many other users), but there's so many supposed fixes that simply do not work, and it seems that many people, like me, are changing to another alternative.

I've even tried it on other computers, and the result is exactly the same - even without addons installed.

I never thought I'd be writing such a review about a program I've used, and enjoyed for years...but there you are - things don't always change for the better - unfortunately!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.6.3
Version 3.6.3 fixes a critical security issue that could potentially allow remote code execution.
General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date April 02, 2010
Date Added April 02, 2010
Version 3.6.3
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 37.79MB
File Name Firefox Setup 34.0.5.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 46,136,258
Downloads Last Week 61,703
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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